Re: [asa] World sets ocean temperature record

From: Rich Blinne <>
Date: Sun Aug 23 2009 - 21:14:30 EDT

On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 6:37 PM, Cameron Wybrow <>wrote:

> Unless you can point out flaws in the methods employed by the survey, it
> looks as if you are simply ignoring important evidence that the "consensus"
> is no longer there. This makes your indignant protest and hard-line position
> seem much less credible. (Please do not reply to this point unless your
> reply eschews all polemics and rhetoric and consists entirely of a factual
> and methodological response to the survey.)

It has a flaw you can run a Mack truck through. Here's the headline:

Fewer than half of climate scientists endorse anthropogenic global
Here's the data of the papers surveyed:

7% explicit endorsement of AGW
45% implicit endorsement of AGW
6% reject AGW
48% silent on AGW

This commits the logical fallacy of arguing from silence.

Rich Blinne
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